project brief

Ntungamo – Mirama Hills Road Construction

Implementor

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Target Group

Importers and exporters in East Africa

Project Value

US$ 22,000,000

Implementation Period

2015 – 2017

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Why this project?

The Mirama Hills road route offers a shorter and less difficult route to Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. This unpaved section of 37 Km of Northern Corridor road network was a major constraint to the better operationalisation of a one stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills is expected to decrease the time for goods to be transported between Kampala and Kigali and increase the volume of traffic using this route.

What:

The project focuses on upgrading and paving of the road to bitumen standards from Ntungamo to Mirama Hills Border (approx 37 Km long). The works consist of upgrading the road from gravel to Class II Bitumen Standard, with 7m-wide carriageway of asphalt concrete surfacing and 2No. 1.5m-wide double surface dressed shoulders.

How:

TMEA is providing financial assistance to the Government of Uganda (GoU) to assist in the financing of the project. The Works will be executed by a Construction firm and Quality Assurance will be ensured through permanent supervision of works backed up by Project Managers from UNRA and TMEA. Both the Project Managers and Consultancy supervision firm will report to the UNRA/TMEA joint established Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), which will approve all project implementation decisions.

Contact:

Vincent Rudahunga:
Email: Vincent.rudahunga@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Improved physical infrastructure along the Northern Corridor that is fit for purpose will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods between Kampala and Kigali, and therefore also contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.

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The project is related to the TMEA supported projects that will provide:

Improved IT infrastructure;

Harmonised working procedures on both sides of the border;

Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders;

Construction of the Kagitumba OSBP and Mirama Hills OSBP; and

Construction of Kagitumba Bridge.

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